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Charles F. Dawes

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Charles Frederick Dawes (1872-1951)

c. 1872 Born in Birmingham

1881 Frederic Dawes 34, draper's assistant, lived in Kings Norton, with Ellen Dawes 37, Charles F. Dawes 9, Edith Dawes 5[1]

1891 Coppersmith's clerk, living with his parents[2]

Manager of the Bradford Manufacturing Co[3]

1901 Manager, cycle accessories manufacturer, lived in Yardley, with Ada Rebecca Dawes, 33, and John Charles Dawes - under 7 months old[4]

1906 Dawes became a partner in the business, concentrating on bicycles[5]

1908 Cycle factor in Birmingham, of Humphries and Dawes[6]

1911 Cycle manufacturer, employer, lived in Hall Green, near Birmingham, with Ada Dawes 41, John C Dawes 10, Wilfred Dawes 7[7]

1913 Cycle factor in Birmingham, of Humphries and Dawes[8]

1951 Died in Solihull[9]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1881 census
  2. 1891 census
  3. The Quest for King Dick, by William Whiteley
  4. 1901 census
  5. [1]Dawes Cycles
  6. City and county directories
  7. 1911 census
  8. City and county directories
  9. BMD